The honor paid to St. Sebastian as one of the Great Patron Saints of Christendom has always made his martyrdom a favorite subject of the pencil. . . . Having with his two friends Marcus and Marcellinus secretly embraced Christianity, the fact remained for some time undiscovered. . . . At length . . . they were denounced to the Governor . . . whereupon he was also seized and ordered to be bound to a tree, and shot to death by arrows. [P. 18.]
Albany Gallery of the Fine Arts, Incorporated 1846. Catalog of the Fifth Exhibition. 1850. Albany: Printed by Charles Van Benthuysen. 1850.